Air France-KLM retain their air transport leadership role in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Thu 30 Sep 2010 – Air France-KLM has been confirmed as the 2010 leader in the air transport sector for sustainable development in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and remains in the two Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes – DJSI World and DJSI Europe – for the sixth year running. Since it was set up in 2004, the group has been confirmed every year as leader in the sector and has been recognized, for the second time, as being the ‘supersector leader’ for Transport and Leisure. The DJSI World groups 10 percent of the leading companies in terms of sustainable development among 2,500 companies in 22 countries worldwide.
Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, CEO of Air France-KLM commented: “With this recognition, which is an honour for us, Air France-KLM is illustrating its willingness to assume its social and environmental responsibilities. We will continue to be the benchmark for sustainable development in our industry: an ambition which measures up to the important place we occupy in the global air transport industry.”
Added Peter Hartman, KLM President & CEO: “I’m proud that we at Air France-KLM have been able to hold on to this position despite the difficult times we are going through. It’s a terrific achievement – proof positive of the successful collaboration between our two companies. We achieved this together and it is a fantastic acknowledgement of everyone’s hard work.”
The annual review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, which cover 57 industry sectors, is conducted by Swiss group SAM following an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labour practices.
Other air transport companies in the DJSI Travel and Leisure sector include Iberia and TUI.